August 31, 2009
A Wichita public school student has been treated after testing positive for H1N1 virus, school officials announced this evening. The student attends Washington Elementary school.
A news release from the Wichita school district said the child received proper medical care and has recovered from the illness.
Parents were notified this evening. Parents will only be notified when the school has a confirmed case of H1N1.
The Sedgwick County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommend the following measures when students become infected and to prevent infection.
1. Infected students should be kept at home until their fever returns to normal for a 24 hour period without the use of fever-reducing medication. Students returning to school will have their temperature checked.
2. Have contingency plans in place for care of your children who will be at home for a few days with the flu.
3. Insure your contact information is accurate so the school can reach you if your child becomes ill at school. It will be necessary to call parents to take their child home.
4. Insist that family members cover their mouth and noses when coughing and sneezing. Provide plenty of tissue paper in your home.
5. Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after sneezing and coughing.